Marine Scotland

  • SEWeb – volunteers needed to test new Scotland’s environment website

    24th May 2017 by

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    The team from SEWeb are looking for volunteers to help us carry out usability testing of the Scotland’s environment website. The Scotland’s environment website brings together environmental information and data in one place so that it is easy to search, discover, view, analyse and interpret. In June, a new look test version of the website will...

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  • Remembering Helen Stormonth Ogilivie (1880-1960)

    17th May 2017 by

    On this day in 1880, Helen Stormonth Ogilivie was born who, as far as we know, was the first woman to be employed by what is now Marine Scotland Science. Born in Dundee, Ms Ogilvie studied at Dundee University College at the time it became affiliated to St Andrews University and graduated with an MA...

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  • Placements now available with Marine Scotland (closing date 29 June)

    16th May 2017 by

    Marine Scotland is planning to host two NERC Innovation Placements. The placements, which are currently open to applications, will look at policy areas related to marine renewables, and scientific areas related to underwater noise. Marine Acoustics Placement During this placement, the candidate will have the opportunity to work with underwater noise data from across the...

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  • Vacancy – Second Engineering Officer (Closing date 8 June)

    12th May 2017 by

    We are currently seeking applications for Second Engineers holding a Class One (Motor) Certificate of Competency to serve aboard Marine Scotland’s vessels. This is a permanent and pensionable appointment and candidates with a disability who meet the essential criteria below will be invited to the assessments. Marine Scotland operate three Patrol vessels and two Research...

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  • Vacancy – Economic Policy Adviser (closing date 6 June)

    10th May 2017 by

    We are currently seeking applications for an Economic Policy Adviser within Food Standards Scotland (FSS). The post will be located in Marine Scotland’s Marine Analytical Unit (MAU), to allow the post holder to draw on broader multi-disciplinary (statisticians, economists, data analyst and social researchers) analytical resource based in Edinburgh. This is a 12 month fixed...

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  • New consultation launched on fin fish and shellfish developments

    8th May 2017 by

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    Last Friday, Marine Scotland launched a consultation to propose amendments to permitted development rights for fin fish and shellfish developments. Comments are being sought on whether to relax the current requirement for prior notification under existing rights and to consult on improvements to rights relevant to shellfish farmers. The proposed changes are the result of the review of current rights, undertaken with input...

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  • To The Journey’s End – a new film about the lifecycle of Atlantic Salmon

    1st May 2017 by

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    We’re delighted to announce that at our Freshwater Fisheries open day in Pitlochry on 13th May that we will be showing a new feature from filmmaker Bernard Martin. Concluding a 7-year, self-funded project, supported by the Boards and Trusts of the rivers of the North East of Scotland, Aberdeenshire-based filmmaker Bernard Martin created this film as...

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  • Get involved with the best of Scotland’s nature

    27th April 2017 by

    The latest edition of Scottish Natural Heritage’s newsletter has just been published, with articles about how to get involved with the best of Scotland’s nature, an update on the new Scotland’s Soil’s website and their quarterly science update. And if you were thinking of coming along to our Freshwater Fisheries open day on 13th May, why...

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  • Your chance to find out more about our Freshwater scientists

    24th April 2017 by

    On 13th May, our Freshwater scientists are holding an open day at the Atholl Palace Hotel, Pitlochry. This free and family friendly event will showcase past and present work that has been instrumental in developing our understanding of Scotland’s freshwater fish populations and fisheries. You’re welcome to drop in at any time  between 10am and 5pm and...

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  • SCObs Weekly Sampling to Expand at St Abbs

    7th April 2017 by

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    The Scottish Coastal Observatory (SCObs) monitors the temperature, salinity, nutrients and plankton community at a number of sites around the Scottish coast. The efforts of Marine Scotland scientists are supported by a network of local citizen-scientists who deploy small temperature sensors and collect water samples for analysis.  Many of the SCObs sites have been collecting...

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